Clément Roques

Exploring the epic journey of water has inspired my research for more than 10 years now. I am a groundwater hydrologist with strong interests in studying physical and bio-geochemical processes associated to this journey, considering the complex interactions between water, landscapes and human activities. 

 

Since April 2020, I am leading the Groundwater Sustainability chair at the University of Rennes where I seek to develop 2 main research directions:  1. studying the impact of landscape heterogeneity on flow and transport processes with the aim to evaluate the sensitivity of water resources to climate and direct anthropogenic forcings; and, 2. developing innovative in-situ experiments and monitoring technologies to better describe and predict the processes involved in fractured reservoirs during operations for groundwater abstraction, contaminant remediation, geothermal energy development, and CO2 storage. I am also deeply engaged in teaching courses related to groundwater hydrology, geophysics, hydrosphere and field excursions. 

The success of my research stands on the rich collaborations, people and communities I met along my early career. Thanks all! 

Current students and collaborations

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Groundwater recharge induced deformation in the valley-slopes of the Aletsch glacier. 

PhD Student, ETH Zürich

Nicolas Oeistreicher 

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Using Recession Analysis to Characterize Watershed Responses to Drought

PhD Student, Oregon State University

Elisabeth Jachens

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Subsurface rock slope deformation in a paraglacial environment (Aletsch Valley)

PhD Student, ETH Zürich

Marc Hugentobler

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